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Girls Identified in Tragic Incident off Belmar Beach as More Details Emerge on Rescue and Recovery Efforts

June 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The 13-year-old girl who drowned off the Belmar beach on Thursday, June 15, has been identified as Mitzi Hernandez and her 12-year-old cousin who remains on life-support as Emily Gonzalez-Perez, according to officials.

Gonzalez-Perez, remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The incident is still currently under investigation by the ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike sneakers along with a black Adidas ...

Oldest Bicycle Race in USA to be Broadcast Live Through Memorial Day Weekend

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing started in 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day. This is the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

PATERSON, NJ - According to multiple reports, the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish ...

Teen Struck and Killed in Westfield by Off-Duty Trooper

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old girl was killed in Westfield Saturday night after she was struck by a service vehicle driven by an off-duty New Jersey State Police Trooper, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

The girl’s name has not yet been released. She was reportedly a freshman at Westfield High School, playing a scavenger hunt game with friends when she ...

2016 Tour of Somerville Winner Dies Days After Vehicle Collision in Canada

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Canadian cyclist Ellen Watters, winner of the 2016 Tour of Somerville Pro Women’s Race, has died after a collision with a car in the province of New Brunswick where she grew up.

Watters, 28, had returned to her hometown from her residence in Ottawa to be with family for the Christmas holiday. She was cycling on a rural roadway when the collision occurred two days prior ...

Home Health Aid Rips Off Estate of Denville Senior, say Police

DENVILLE, NJ - An elderly Denville man's home caregiver stole thousands from his estate during 2015, said police on Tuesday.

They said the senior citizen's home health care aid, Sao Brown, 52, of West Orange, took about $8,000 from the financial estate in a series of transactions that were only recently discovered. Police said the thefts took place "over the last year," but ...

Randolph's Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”

LOS ANGELES, CA - “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea,” Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

TAPinto Westfield Reaches More than 1 Million Pageviews in 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  TAPinto Westfield shattered records last month when the local news site reached more than 1 million pageviews in 2016.

The only professional news source dedicated to Westfield, NJ, news 24 hours a day, seven days a week, TAPinto Westfield is part of TAPinto.net, a network of locally owned and operated online news sites.

“I’m especially proud of our ...

Elizabeth Native Diagnosed With Rare Brain Tumor

ELIZABETH, NJ – When 28-year-old, Elizabeth resident Mike Georgevich was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, his sister Nicole didn’t hesitate to spring into action. Along with family and friends, she set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for her brother’s upcoming surgery and potential rehabilitation thereafter.

“People's reactions and stories of their own ...

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